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24 June 2019

Governor Gilgit-Baltistan Visits Yasin

Yasin— Pir Karam Ali Shah, the governor of Gilgit-Baltistan, on his first ever official visit arrived Yasin Valley on Sunday morning. He visited the mausoleum of Lalak Jan at Hündür, to pay homage to the recipient of Nishan-e-Haider. He laid floral wrath on the grave of Lalak Jan and after a brief meeting with the community notables, here at Hündür, he travelled back to proper Yasin.

At Central Yasin, he was invited as Chief Guest of the Spring Festival where the governor watched the grand finale of Polo match between Punyal and Team of Yasin. Thousands of people were packed in the Polo Ground to witness the signature free-style polo final that the team of Yasin won by 6 goals.

The Chief Guest distributed prizes among the players and appreciated their efforts to keep the traditional polo alive. In his speech he expressed his joy of being in Yasin, the land of martyrs and then briefly touched upon historic marks related to the region.  He announced Rs. 100,000 for the renovation of the Yasin Polo Ground and promised up-gradation of Thawüs Hospital — from 10-bed to 30-bed facility. The governor also announced to increase the wheat quota for Yasin areas.

Guests including MLA Muhammad Ayoub Shah, Technocrat Yasmin Nazar, Deputy Commisioner Ghizar, Assistant Director Toursim Ghizar , Raja Jahanzaib and others accompanied the Governor during the final polo match.  

Muhammad Ayoub Shah, MLA, proposed a proper stadium to be built here in Yasin that the youth of Yasin could use for healthy sports activities. Raja Jahanzaib, a politician of the region congratulated both the teams for their performance and he demanded a separate District comprising Yasin and Gupis that could be named, Virshigoom.

Naveed Hussain at Islamabad and Zafar Iqbal in Yasin, have contributed to this story.
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